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A THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, March 18, 2010 o New Wooden book .AreaSappelllgs focuses on poWerof mentonng A restoration grant has been re- ceived to help preserve what was once the oldest operating jail in the state of Kansas. The jail was used by Washing- ton County from 1899 until 1997. Lo- cal sponsors would like to turn the two- story limestone building into a law enforcement museum. But first the building'needs a new roof. The Lawrence-Nelson High School will sponsor a blood drive rrom 12:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Members of the Farmers Coopera- tive Association of Red Cloud have voted to merge their cooperative with. Cooperative Producers Association of Hastings effective April I. The Red Cloud cooperative operates conve- mence stores tn Clay Center. Nelson. Superior and Blue Hill and has other operauons in Lawrence. Red Cloud and Franklin. The Hastings coopera- tive has approxilnately 450 elnployees and 31 locat ons. Mark Hoog, author, commercial airplane pilot and motivational speaker, is in Superior today for a series of speaking engagements. Hc will speak at Superior High School al 7 p.m. That meeting Is open to the general public. The Hardy Fire Departtnent will demonstrate the depamnenl's new truck during a pancake supper planned for Saturday. The Diller fire department has re- corded more than $212.000 toward the goal o1:$260.000 and construction of a new fire hall. A Fairbtu'y minister, Jim Cutts, pas- tor of the community's Baptist church. was struck by an automobile and killed while jogging about 7:30 the morning of March 4. The investigator's report said the motorist observed the jogger and had slowed down prior to the jog- ger turning into the vehicle's path. The investors in a Beloit affordable housing project, Porter House Apart- ments located in the former Porter Hotel Bilding, report the project is not pay- ing Its way and have asked t'or commu- nity help. Though the building is oper- ating near capacity, the owners report they can afford to pay the taxes and offered the project to the City of Beloit. i i Dwayne and Avis Bostelman at- tended the boys basketball tournament in Lincoln. They went to watch Chadron participate in the three-day event. Zach Bargen, their great-grand- son. played with the Chadron team which got second place in CI. They also attended a game that a great-grand- son. Jake Bargen, Chadron, partici- pated in on Saturday evening at the Plus X gym. The Bostelmans were houseguests of their son, Bruce Brainard during the tour- nament. The Superior Agricultural Educa- tion Department will sponsor a recy- cling day from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, March 27, The students will be collecting aluminum and newsprint for recycling. Funds generated through the effort will be used for community projects. Deshler High School drama stu- dents will present the musical Grease on April 23. 24 and 25. Patrick Holgerson. a Disney World performer and choreographer has been helping the students learned the musical tricky choreography. The students began work on the presentation belbre Christ- mas. The utility departments of Deshler. Edgar, Nelson and Superior along with South Central Public Power District and the Nebraska Public Power Dis- trier will sponsor their 10th annual partners meeting Wednesday evening, March 31. in Nelson. Chad Podolak, an NPPD spokesman, will report on the EnergyWise incentive program. The Belleville Telescope reported no one was hurt when the front facade of Cuba's Two Doors Down restaurant fell. The popular restaurant had to relo- cated until on its building are com- pleted. The City of Hebron and Windstream Communications are preparing for a utility pole replacemenl and line up- grade project. The two use the same poles in many locations. The Thayer County Road Department's,2010 plan includes no new projects. Instead the department expects routine maintenance will re- quire all of the department's time and money. i i i FARMERS UNION COOPERATIVE COMPANY OF GUIDE ROCK From the legendary basketball coach who inspired generations of ath- letes and business people, comes an inspiring book about the power of mentoring and being mentored. After eight books, many of them best-sellers, A Game Plan for Life: The Power of Mentoring is the one closest to John Wooden's heart: a moving and inspirational guide to the power of mentorship. The first half focuses on the people who helped foster the values that car- ried Wooden through an incredibly successful and famously principled ca- reer, including his college coach, his wile, Abraham Lincoln and Mother Teresa. The second half is built around in- terviews with some of the many people he mentored over the years, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Bill Walton. fellow coaches, family members and even a middle school coach in Can aria. Their testimony takes readers inside the lessons Wooden taught to genera- tions of players, bringing out the very best in them not just as athletes but as human beings. In all. it's an inspiring primer on how to achieve success without sacri- ricing principles, and on how to build one of the most productive and re- warding relationships available to any athlete, business-person, teacher or parent: that of mentor and protege. : Anyone interested in becoming a TeamMates mentor in the Superior schools should contact RhondaMyers or Jennifer Rempe. Thursday, March 18 7 p.m. Guide Rock Firehall Guide Rock, Neb. I i II I I ..... CREST THEATRE &VIDEO 'R'S " I n S.aturday: 5 to 10 p.m. March'19, 20 & 2;I, 7:30 p.m. Sunday: 540 9 p.m. Dear John Running time: 1 hour 42 minutes A soldier, home on leave, fails for a conservative college girl. Instead of returning home to her he re-enlists after the attacks on September 11, 2001. Time and distance begin to take a toll on the young lovers. Starring Channing Tatum. Amanda Seyfried. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Running time:2 hours The Greek god. Poseidon's half-human son embarks on a fantastical quest to unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves. Starring: Logan Lerman. Brandon T. Jackson and Pierce Brosnan. I----2_ IPe IIII I II I I I I1! -"I'l"ll ISSN0740-0969 Periodical Postage Paid at Superior, Neb. 68978 Bill Blauvelt ................................ Publisher Subscription Rates, payable in advance: One year in Nebraska ........................... $24.00 One year in Kansas .............................. $25.50 (Includes sales tax of area where being delivered) Elsewhere in United States .................. $35.00 To Our Readers We welcome the submission of information and pictures for publication in this newspaper. Please submit only information and pictures for which you have the right to permit the newspaper to use md publish. All submissions require the name and address of the person submitting. All photographs submitted to the newspaper may be published, used and distriluted in print of electronic editions of the newspaper. Thank you for your cooperation. Published every Thursday by Superior Publishing Company, Inc. 148 East Third Street, PO Box 408, Superior, Nebraska 68978 E-mail: Selected portions of the newspaper available on the web at Postmaster: Send address changes to: The Superior Express PO Box 408, Superior, Nebraska 68978 Telephone: 402.879-3291 * FAX: 402-879-3463 i i i i School Menus Superior Elementary School Menu Monday. March 22: Mini corn dogs, cheesy vcggies, strawberry shortcake Tuesday March 23: Turkca. mashed potatoes and gray3, mixed fruit and rolls. Wednesday, March 24: Popcorn chicken, corn. I/2 an apple and pud- din& Thursday, March 25: Chicken noodle soup, cheese stick, pickle spears, pineapple and cinnamon roll. Friday, Marcia 26 Cheese pizza, mixed vegetables. 1/2 a banana and an Okie-Dokie bar. Superior High School Menu Monday, Marcia 22: Mini corn dogs or meatball sub. cheesy veggies and strawberry shortcake. Tuesday, March 23: Turke or ham. mashed potatoes and gravy and roll. Wednesday, March 24: Popcorn chicken or burrito, corn and pudding Thursday, Marcia 25: Chili or Chicken nod)die soup, cheese stick and cinnamon roll. Friday, March 26: Pizza or beef and cheese with bun. mixed vegetables and an Okie-Dokie bar. i Toni Hunter entertained a full house Tuesday evening at the Superior High School library, Naying the roles of all 10 characters in a short play. Fourteen SHS students presented their work from speech team this season. Laurie Corman and Kelly Mumm are speech team sponsors. Nora Club meets with Melba Lynch Eight members of the Nora Club met. March 10, at the home of Pat Jones. The meeting opened with the flag salut% then Melba Lynch, presiddem, read an Irish poem. Retired Graudparents, phls others. Roll call was "Just thought I'd try it "" Edna Epley was the recipient of the door prize. Rhea Thomsen. Virginia Lewis. and Edna E pley received birth- day gifts flom secret sisters. Virginia Lewis read "May God Grant You Always...."and told about the International Quilt Study Center and ,Museum. The April 14 meeting will be at the home of Edna E pley with a garden or liousehold hint for roll call. Members will bring prizes for the Good Samari- tan Center gaines. Prime Rib Dinner Special[ Friday, March 19 From 6 p.m.. 'til we run out! 7---v DAVE'S 243 Central Avenue, Superior, Neb. 68978 402-879-9905 i i Pancake Feed Saturday, March 20 5-8 p.m. Hardy Fire Hall Hardy, Neb. FREE WILL DONATION Come see our new fire truck! Girls Night Special Thursday, March 18 9 p.m. to Close D.J. Kenny Music & Karaoke 50 OFF all drinks FREE pool and snacks Superior VFW Club Superior FFA earns top 10% ranking The Nebraska State FFA Associa- tion Ires named the SuperiorFFA Chap- ter at Superior High School as a 2009 -2010 Top 10 percent Chapter in the state The local FFA will receive rec- ogninon at the Nebraska FFA Conven- tion April 8 at Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln. The membership will receive a plaque and have their current appli- cation forwarded to national com peti- tion in Indianapolis. Ind. The award is based on student, chapter and commu- nity development. Key awards of em- phasis tot the Superior FFA were natu- ral resource education, satety programs and community service projects. There are 136 FFA Chapters in Nebraska. Applications sought for Brodstone health care career grant Applications are now being ac- cepted for the annual Brodstone Me- modal Evelene Brodstone health care career grant, according to Karen Tinkham. public relations director at Brodstone. The deadline for applica- tion is April I. The winner or winners will be an- nounced at the annual public meeting in May, The board of directors of Brodstone Memorial Hospital selects the recipients of the grant, which is valued at up to $1,000. Applicants must be enrolled in an institute of con- tinuing education which will prepare him or her for a career in the healthcare field. Additionally, the school of higher education must be located within 200 miles of Superior. Only graduates of a Nuckolls County high school or individuals who have been a resident of Nuckolls County for at least one year will be considered qualified applicants. Pre- vious recipients and applicants may reapply each year. Applications are available by contacting any Nuckolls County high school guidance office or at Brodstone Memorial Hospital. 118 S. Central Superior, Neb. Katrina Wulf (left) and Tyler Strobl qualified for state competition in duet acting. The two performed a modern interpretation of Hansel and Gretel Tuesday evening in the Superior High School library. Fourteen students from speech team presented speeches, skits .and teasers to a full house. Laurie Corman and Kelly Mumm are speech team sponsors. Your News is Important We'd like tO include your news in the Jewell County News and Record. Items may be submitted in any of these ways. Mail to P. O. Box 305, Mankato KS66956; deliver to office at 1il East Main; e-mail to; fax to 785-3783782; or call 785-378-3191. Please join us for our 2 "d Annual Sunday, March 21 Serving begins at Noon Presbyterian Church 549 N. Central Superior, Neb. Menu: Baked steak, potatoes, green beans, corn, garlic bread, salads and desserts. $7 Adults and s3 Children 12 and upder Serving: :ried chicken every Sunday - Other meats Vegetable - Potatoes - Salad Bar Dessert - Coffee or Tea 50 Adult .................... ( ncludes tax) '75 Adult ( Sr. citizen) ......  ( ncluaes tax) Child ................... t4 (Incluaes Tax) Family gatherings are welcome! (Call ahead for reservations) Superior Elks Lodge 230 N. Central, Superior, Neb. 402-879-3111 i II I1[ Vestey Senior Meals Program Monday, March 22: Tator tot cas- serole with corn, peas and Carrots. man- darin oranges and pudding. Tuesday, March 23: Baked ham, potatoes augratin, broccoli, frozen fruit salad, muffin. Wednesday, March 24: Beef and noodles, mashed potatoes, corn and applesauce. Thursday, March 25: Pork cutlet, broasted potatoes, wax beans, pine- apple tidbits with cottage cheese and cookie. Friday. March 26: Salisbury steak, baked potato, green beans and'blush- ing pears. Nebraska Timeline i Drought and depression in 1890s Ne- braska Nebraska in the early 1890s suf, fered from protracted drought and farm prices fell to new lows. Conditions were so unfavorable tlmt immigration, which had more than doubled the state' s population i n the 1880s. almost ceased, Nebraska's population only increased by seven tlaousand persons between 1890 and 1900. Some became so dis- couragedthat they sold or gave up their property and left the state. Charles H. Morrill. a prominent farmer, businessmen and banker /br whom Morrill County was name& both wmessed and experienced these con- ditions in Nebraska. [n Ills autobio- graphical The Morrills and Relninis cences, published in 1918, he recalled: c "In theyear 1893 crops in Nebraska were almost totally destroyed by drought and hot winds. Then calnc the panic and financial stress, which para- lyzed business. In 1894 Nebraska was doomed to have another crop failure. Farmers were obliged to ship in grain and even hay to feed their stock; many sacrificed their livestock by selling at low prices. Some farmers shot their stock hogs to prevent their starving. Financial conditions grew worse and the entire state was almost in the grip of actual famine. Values were =really reduced, mer- chants and banks failed. In Lincoln all banks with the exception of three went out of business or faifed.Farlners could not pay interest on their mortgages: land could not bc sold at .any price: foreclosure of morlgages was the gen- eral order.., hr the central and western" sections dE the state the price of land fell to almost nothing. In Custer County, a large acreage went into the owner- ship of eastern real estate and loan companies. These lands were mort- gaged for five hundred to seven hun- dred dollars on each 160 acres. One eastern loan company sell me 40 quarter sections at $200:; . "The crop for: 1895 wslalmos! a failure. The result was that all COlffi- dence in Nebraska real estate was gone...Good farnl lands in Polk and other eastern counties sold as low as $2,500 for 160 acres. Many of these farms had improvements/thereon val- ued at $1.500 to $2,000. No one de- .sired to purchase while almost every- one wished to sell.'" Urban areas didn't escape the el = fects of the drought and depression. Figaro. an Omaha weekly, on Dec. 2, 1893, noted at the time (ff the Thanks- giving holiday, there were "2,000 people in Omaha homeless.and abso- lutely without, means of suppor! "The newspaper urged its readers to "'give at least one ol' these unlbrtunates.a place to sleep and elaough to eat to sustain life without actual misery." The financial depresshm reached its summit in the period 1894-96 but continued into the year 1897. By 1898 there were sgns that better times were returning. Those who managed to hold on during the hard times were rewarded by returning prosperity in the early years of the twentieth.cent ury. Doyle Lade a pitcher from Fairbury won 25 games for the Chicago Cubs over a five year career. HOURS: Wednesday and Friday.  1:30-5:30 p.m. f Thursday, 3-7 p.m. ,. Saturday " I.. _ 10 a.m.-2 p.m, , rl,: Nifty-Thrifty Shop 4101/2 N Central Superior, Neb. Com00 ond J "BRANDON PEREA" ] 2009 WSA Notion.el Sam Skating Champ,on Friday, March 26 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 27 2-4 p.m, & 7:30-9:30 p.m. *3 Admission Fee : Come watch,skate , , and learn some new skating moves with Brandon! Simic Skating Rink' 518 E. First, Superior, Neb. 402-879-4484